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Volume 11, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 11, 1733–1743, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1733-2017
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The Cryosphere, 11, 1733–1743, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1733-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Research article 25 Jul 2017

Research article | 25 Jul 2017

Experimental observation of transient δ18O interaction between snow and advective airflow under various temperature gradient conditions

Pirmin Philipp Ebner et al.
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Stable water isotopes (δ18O) obtained from snow and ice samples from polar regions are used to reconstruct past climate variability. We present an experimental study on the effect on the snow isotopic composition by airflow through a snowpack in controlled laboratory conditions. The disequilibrium between snow and vapor isotopes changed the isotopic content of the snow. These measurements suggest that metamorphism and its history affect the snow isotopic composition.
Stable water isotopes (δ18O) obtained from snow and ice samples from polar regions are used to...
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